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UF expert says with hurricane season approaching, citizen response teams need volunteers

Published: May 29 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Southern states most often wracked by hurricanes are ahead of the nation when it comes to preparing citizens to help in a disaster, but there are still plenty of volunteer gaps that need to be filled, a University of Florida researcher says.

More than 72,000 hours of student community service earn presidential Honor Roll designation

Published: May 29 2008

UF researchers make strides to improve liver surgery

Published: May 29 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study reveals patients with liver cancer who have no other treatment options might benefit from more aggressive operations once considered too risky, report University of Florida scientists, who also published research this month yielding insight into ways to protect the liver during surgery.

English alumna named ambassador to Panama

Published: May 28 2008

Grant provides K-12 foreign language teachers with immersion experience

Published: May 28 2008

Combining exercise with hormone could prevent weight gain

Published: May 27 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Once heralded as a promising obesity treatment, the hormone leptin lost its fat-fighting luster when scientists discovered overweight patients were resistant to its effects. But pairing leptin with just a minor amount of exercise seems to revive the hormone’s ability to fight fat again, University of Florida researchers recently discovered.

Gas prices, debt sink Florida consumer confidence to near all-time low

Published: May 27 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tax stimulus checks failed to blunt the damaging effects of record gas prices and rising debt on Florida’s consumer confidence in May, causing it to drop one point to 65 and hit a new 16-year record low, according to the latest statistics from the University of Florida.

Freedom of information fighter retires, named to Hall of Fame

Published: May 27 2008

Consumer Gloom

Published: May 27 2008

Update: Weekly

Published: May 26 2008

Endowment encourages collaboration between faculty and Harn Museum of Art

Published: May 23 2008

UF institute to host symposium on tourism crisis management for Florida destinations

Published: May 21 2008

UF molds work force for state's burgeoning biotechnology industry

Published: May 20 2008


Section of campus loses power for some 30 minutes

Published: May 20 2008

Resilient, robust research: Heart of dynamic economy beats strong at UF, other Florida universities

Published: May 19 2008

With the economy faltering, state and federal cutbacks threaten to slow scientific progress. As many commentators have noted in recent months, that is not a welcome trend for a nation facing the leveled plane of a globalized economy.

UF researchers develop improved gene therapy agent

Published: May 19 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Replacing one amino acid on the surface of a virus that shepherds corrective genes into cells could be the breakthrough scientists have needed to make gene therapy a more viable option for treating genetic diseases such as hemophilia, University of Florida researchers say.

Update: Weekly

Published: May 19 2008

The Living Room, a University Gallery display, will be featured May 19-August 29

Published: May 16 2008

Florida python invasion: expanded and still growing, UF researcher says

Published: May 15 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The invasion of gigantic Burmese pythons in South Florida appears to be rapidly expanding, according to a new report from a University of Florida researcher who’s been chasing the snakes since 2005.

Microgreens get Florida farmers thinking small

Published: May 14 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Every year for nearly two decades, Florida farmers have gathered at the Suwannee Valley Twilight Field Day to hone their craft, often learning how to grow more luscious and larger fruits and vegetables. This year, however, there was a new lesson being offered: how to grow small.

Lowman selected for U.S. Department of Education committee

Published: May 14 2008

Drink Specials

Published: May 14 2008

UF creates first endowed chair in public interest communications

Published: May 13 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications today announced the nation’s first endowed chair in public relations with a focus on public interest communications, a field of research and practice focused on tools and strategies to advance organizations’ missions and goals in the nonprofit and public sectors.

Drink specials quadruple likelihood of exiting a bar over legal limit to drive

Published: May 13 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A last call should be issued for drink specials because they dramatically increase the risk of college students walking out of a bar intoxicated, especially if they are underage, a new University of Florida study finds.

IFAS' Shibu Jose named Fulbright Scholar

Published: May 12 2008


Two new scholarships awarded to UF students by Friends of Theatre and Dance

Published: May 12 2008

Update: Weekly

Published: May 12 2008

Peter Stoffella named Indian River Research and Education Center director

Published: May 9 2008

UF students to report for national ABC News

Published: May 8 2008

Thirty-three faculty named UF Research Foundation professors for 2008

Published: May 8 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Research Foundation has named 33 faculty members as UFRF Professors for 2008-2011.

Holocaust studies at the University of Florida gets funding to recruit top scholar

Published: May 8 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida is seeking to elevate the prominence of its Holocaust research program, and a couple from south Florida feel that attracting a national authority on the subject is one way to do that.

Demonstrations set for huge hurricane machine, shingle launcher

Published: May 8 2008

MicroRNAs appear essential for retinal health

Published: May 7 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Retinas in newborn mice appear perfectly fine without any help from tiny bits of genetic material called microRNAs except for one thing — the retinas do not work.

Building construction program takes students to East Africa

Published: May 7 2008

Fanfares and Fireworks will take place on July 3

Published: May 7 2008

After mutual challenge, English professor and son each to publish a book

Published: May 6 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A couple of years ago, University of Florida English professor Sidney Homan was walking through Central Park with his son Danny, an aspiring novelist studying for his master’s degree in creative writing at Texas State University.

New UF initiatives strive to help budget and environment

Published: May 5 2008

UF president schedules news conference to talk about budget

Published: May 5 2008

UF budget for fiscal year 2008-09 to be reduced by $47 million

Published: May 5 2008

UF reduces spending by $47 million in response to state budget reductions

Published: May 5 2008

New performing arts season offers Broadway musicals, Garrison Keillor, dance companies

Published: May 2 2008

Future Army veterinarian among 8,675 students set to graduate from UF

Published: May 2 2008

Glover named University of Florida provost effective July 1

Published: May 2 2008

Heart Effects

Published: May 1 2008

Heart attack patients may one day treat hypertension and clear up scarring on their heart muscle with the same medication.

UF/IFAS and Florida Sea Grant help prepare anglers for new regulations

Published: May 1 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some saltwater anglers are purists—they would fish with the simplest rod and reel. Others won’t leave the dock without gear sophisticated enough for military operations.

Florida Trend: Bruce Goldberger, Mark Gold

Published: May 1 2008

UF scientists discover compound that could lead to new blood pressure drugs

Published: May 1 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have identified a drug compound that dramatically lowers blood pressure, improves heart function and — in a remarkable finding — prevents damage to the heart and kidneys in rats with persistent hypertension.

A tribute to big band music will kick off summer series on June 10

Published: April 22 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Reminisce with the music of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and more in American Big Band. The revue kicks off UFPA’s Summer in the City series at 7:30 p.m. on June 10 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

ABC News: Wendy Graham, Sanford Berg

Published: May 29 2008

Wendy Graham, director of the UF Water Institute, and Sanford Berg, director of water studies for the Public Utility Research Center, were quoted in a May 29 ABC News story about the extravagant use of water by some Floridians. The quotes were the result of a News Bureau referral.

ABC News: William Notte

Published: May 15 2008

William Notte, director of food and nutrition services at Shands Hospital, was quoted in a May 15 ABC News story about the increasing cost of food.

Agence France-Presse: Frank Mazzot

Published: May 16 2008

Frank Mazzotti, professor of wildlife ecology, was quoted in a May 16 Agence France-Presse wire story about the potential threat of giant pythons in Florida and elsewhere. The story was the result of a news release.

Arizona Republic: Andrew Kaunitz

Published: May 20 2008

Gynecologist Andrew Kaunitz was quoted in a May 20 Arizona Republic story about contraception choices for middle-age women.

Associated Press: John Schmertmann

Published: May 21 2008

Retired professor and foundation expert John Schmertmann was quoted in a May 21 Associated Press story about the possible weaknesses of newly rebuilt levees in New Orleans. The story ran in numerous papers nationwide.

Associated Press: Repellant study

Published: May 27 2008

A UF study of hundreds of chemicals that repel insects was cited in a May 27 Associated Press story about the possibilities of a longer lasting mosquito repellant. The story ran in numerous papers nationwide.

Associated Press: Win Phillips

Published: May 22 2008

Win Phillips, vice president for research, was quoted in a May 22 Associated Press story about Florida’s investment of part of its state pension fund into high-tech businesses. The quote was the result of a News Bureau referral.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Tom Spreen

Published: May 25 2008

Agricultural economist Tom Spreen was quoted in a May 25 Atlanta Journal-Constitution story about the new federal farm bill’s positive impact on Florida’s sugar cane industry.

Baltimore Sun: Stephen Grobmyer

Published: May 16 2008

Surgical oncologist Stephen Grobmyer was quoted in a May 16 Baltimore Sun story about the growing number of breast cancer patients choosing to have mastectomies.

Environment News Service: Michael Scharf

Published: May 28 2008

Entomologist Michael Scharf was quoted in a May 28 Environment News Service story about UF’s development of a pesticide that alters the DNA of termites. The story was the result of a news release.

Fla. Museum hosts K-5 science program 'Why Monkeys Choose to Live in Trees' on May 10

Published: May 28 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children in grades K-5 are invited to join the Florida Museum of Natural History 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. May 10 for its Let’s Explore Science Series program “Why Monkeys Choose to Live in Trees.”

International Herald-Tribune: Jay Ritter

Published: May 27 2008

Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in a May 27 International Herald-Tribune story about a new requirement for the largest public companies to begin filing their financial data in a new business reporting language known as XBRL

Miami Herald: Chris McCarty

Published: May 28 2008

Chris McCarty, director of the Survey Research Center, was quoted in a May 28 Miami Herald story about the drop in Florida’s consumer confidence in May. The story was the result of a news release.

Miami Herald: Chris McCarty

Published: May 28 2008

Chris McCarty, director of the Survey Research Center, was quoted in a May 28 Miami Herald story about the drop in Florida’s consumer confidence in May. The story was the result of a news release.

Miami Herald: Chris McCarty

Published: May 28 2008

Chris McCarty, director of the Survey Research Center, was quoted in a May 28 Miami Herald story about the drop in Florida’s consumer confidence in May. The story was the result of a news release.

Miami Herald: David Denslow

Published: May 17 2008

Economist David Denslow was quoted in a May 17 Miami Herald story about Florida’s current economy.

Miami Herald: Lou Guillette

Published: May 29 2008

Zoology professor Lou Guillette was quoted in a May 29 Miami Herald story about the potential use of alligator blood as an antibiotic.

New York Times: David Leavitt

Published: May 11 2008

English professor David Leavitt reviewed William Styron’s “Havanas in Camelot: Personal Essays” in the May 11 New York Times.

New York Times: Linda Bartoshuk

Published: May 28 2008

Linda Bartoshuk, a professor in UF’s Center for Smell and Taste, was quoted in a May 28 New York Times story about a berry called miracle fruit that makes different foods taste exceptionally better.

Orlando Sentinel: Win Phillips

Published: May 19 2008

Win Phillips, vice president for research, wrote a column published May 19 in the Orlando Sentinel about how research is changing in U.S. unive

Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night" to be presented in May and July

Published: May 21 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s College of Fine Arts School of Theatre and Dance will begin its summer season with a presentation of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at the Constans Theatre during select dates in the months of May and July.

St. Petersburg Times: Boaz Dvir

Published: May 28 2008

Boaz Dvir, a graduate student in the Documentary Institute, was quoted in a May 3 St. Petersburg Times story about a new documentary titled “Jessie’s Dad.” The documentary, co-directed by Dvir and graduate student Rebecca Goldman, is about Mark Lunsford, the father of Jessica Lunsford, who was kidnapped and killed in 2006. The documentary also was the subject of a story in The Tampa Tribune.

UF Performing Arts offers summer fun - tickets now on sale

Published: May 15 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Take a musical journey this summer with University of Florida Performing Arts’ “Summer in the City” series. With eight different shows to choose from, you can travel the spectrum of musical fun and family entertainment – all right here in the heart of Florida.

UF urges donations to others in need

Published: May 23 2008

In a letter to the University of Florida community, President Bernie Machen urges The Gator Nation to think of the millions who need our help in China, Myanmar and parts of the U.S.

USA Today: Clive Wynne

Published: May 12 2008

Psychology professor Clive Wynne was quoted in a May 12 USA Today story about the cognitive abilities of parrots.

USA Today: Julie Levy

Published: May 6 2008

Veterinary medicine professor Julie Levy was quoted in a May 6 USA Today story about efforts by various groups to help feral cats.